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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quell v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quelled p. pr. & vb. n. Quelling.]
 1. To die. [Obs.]
    Yet he did quake and quaver, like to quell.   --Spenser.
 2. To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate. [R.]
    Winter's wrath begins to quell.   --Spenser.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 quelling
      n : forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;
          "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the
          rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent" [syn: suppression,
           crushing, stifling]